Friday, March 11, 2011

My Nemesis Returns

This smug little turkey was back today. Today was the first time in about a week that I turned the hens out to free range, having been playing it safe since last weekend when we saw a pair of Red Tails over the chicken yard. As soon as we saw this dude perched on his favorite post, just behind the bog, we sent the girls out to round up the hens and put them in the run. At least they got a little bit of out-of-coop time today!

The Great Horned Owl that lives in our neighbor's back forty has also recently returned from wherever she wintered, but I don't mind her so much. She can have all of the field mice and voles that her little belly can handle, just as long as she continues to ignore my chicky-birds.

1 comment:

  1. These guys are one of the big fears I have bout getting chickens. We have TONS of red tail hawks and other big birds around here. I'm pretty sure my dogs won't protect them from an ariel attack, either :( Stay away big bird!!